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Livre curieux et utile pour les sçavans et artistes : composé de trois alphabets de chiffres simples, doubles & triples, fleuronnez et au premier trait : accompagné d'un tres grand nombre de devises, emblêmes, médailles et autres figures hieroglyfiques : ensemble de plusieurs supports et cimiers pour les ornemens des armes : avec une table tres ample par le moyen de laquelle on trouvera facilement tous les noms imaginables


Published 1685
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"Achevé d'imprimer pour la premiere fois, le 25. Septembre 1685"--P. 28 (last p. of Livre 2)

Later published under title: Recueil d'emblêmes, devises, médailles et figures hieroglyphiques

Engraved port. of Verien; here unsigned, though in the ed. of 1696 it is signed by Gerard Edelinck after Jean Jouvenet. Main t.p., dedication to Le Dauphin, sectional titles for Livres 1-3 engraved

In Livre 1, each leaf bears 15 etched emblems on verso and letterpress description of preceding plate on recto (save leaves V [text only] and VI [emblems only]; texts for LIV and LVI reversed in printing). In Livre 2 additional emblems separate sections of monograms that begin with a given letter

Two leaves of errata follow leaf LXIII

Binding: modern marbled paper, backed in brown goatskin. Page edges in part retain red stain from a previous binding

Theodore Besterman's calligraphic label, signed P.S. Nineteenth-century bookplate for "Grollier et ses amis."


Publisher A Paris : Sur le quay des orfevres, au coin de la rue de Harlay, aux armes de Mademoiselle
Pages 372
Possible copyright status NOT_IN_COPYRIGHT
Language French
Call number 92676
Digitizing sponsor Sloan Foundation
Book contributor Getty Research Institute
Collection getty; americana
Notes No Table of Contents. Extremely narrow margins. Gutter included to avoid cropping text. Some text impossible to capture. Light foxing.
Scanfactors 1

Full catalog record MARCXML

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